Tuesday, September 06, 2011
The Man Who Stopped To Read, the Sartorialist
The Man Who Stopped To Read
10x12inches,acrylic on canvas, framed
One of my favourite blogs is "the Sartorialist" http://www.thesartorialist.com/ a great blog that gives a, "from the street" view of fashion around the world, since I wear a coverall five days a week I rarely get to wear my good clothes, so it's always nice to see people dressed well and using their clothes to do something other than keep their hangars warm. The sites creator, Scott Schuman also posts some great vintage shots,which is where the inspiration for this piece came from, (see other photo below, no idea why blogger put it there). I had first started to paint the sky with a mild blue, "end of summer" feel but felt the image lacked any kind of drama, so after tangling with it for a number of hours (the skies do still take me a long time to render to my satisfaction) I stopped here.